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CANE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does cane mean? 

CANE (noun)
  The noun CANE has 3 senses:

1. a stick that people can lean on to help them walk
2. a strong slender often flexible stem as of bamboos, reeds, rattans, or sugar cane
3. a stiff switch used to hit students as punishment

  Familiarity information: CANE used as a noun is uncommon.


CANE (verb)
  The verb CANE has 1 sense:

1. beat with a cane

  Familiarity information: CANE used as a verb is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


CANE (noun)


Sense 1cane [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A stick that people can lean on to help them walk

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Hypernyms ("cane" is a kind of...):

walking stick (a stick carried in the hand for support in walking)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "cane"):

malacca; malacca cane (a cane made from the stem of a rattan palm)

swagger stick (a short cane or stick covered with leather and carried by army officers)

sword cane; sword stick (a cane concealing a sword or dagger)


Sense 2cane [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A strong slender often flexible stem as of bamboos, reeds, rattans, or sugar cane

Classified under:

Nouns denoting plants

Hypernyms ("cane" is a kind of...):

stalk; stem (a slender or elongated structure that supports a plant or fungus or a plant part or plant organ)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "cane"):

sugar cane; sugarcane (juicy canes whose sap is a source of molasses and commercial sugar; fresh canes are sometimes chewed for the juice)

rattan; rattan cane (the stem of various climbing palms of the genus Calamus and related genera used to make wickerwork and furniture and canes)

malacca (stem of the rattan palm used for making canes and umbrella handles)


Sense 3cane [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A stiff switch used to hit students as punishment

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Hypernyms ("cane" is a kind of...):

switch (a flexible implement used as an instrument of punishment)


CANE (verb)


Sense 1cane [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Beat with a cane

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Synonyms:

cane; lambast; lambaste; flog

Hypernyms (to "cane" is one way to...):

beat; beat up; work over (give a beating to; subject to a beating, either as a punishment or as an act of aggression)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s somebody

Sentence example:

They want to cane the prisoners


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